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AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT……………………!

Our MLS Advantage friends, Conscious are putting on Drag Queen Isolation Bingo! RuPaul’s Drag Race star Charlie Hides will keep you entertained and you could win some fabulous prizes. A number of the Conscious team have done this and have told us that it is GREAT fun. Aimed at everyone 14+ in your family this […]

 
CVP DEMONSTRATION FOR EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS

CVP DEMONSTRATION FOR EMPLOYMENT LAWYERS

As members will be aware the Employment Tribunals are now using the HMCTS bespoke cloud video platform (“CVP”) for video hearings, in preference to Skype for Business or Microsoft Teams. CVP is intended to be accessible for users and representatives through a browser without the need for special software.  There is also an app (Pexip […]

 

OPEN LETTER FROM THE BSN TO SENIOR MANAGEMENT OF LAW FIRMS

The directors of BSN have penned an open letter to the senior management of law firms, most notably the Top 25, to draw their attention to the on-going issues surrounding the inequalities within the profession.  Attached is the letter for reference. Within the letter, we set out a number key areas for change that include […]

 
BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS IN MANCHESTER – PRACTICE ISSUES JUDGE

BUSINESS AND PROPERTY COURTS IN MANCHESTER – PRACTICE ISSUES JUDGE

Following a suggestion from court users, from Tuesday 3 March 2020, a Judge will be available, initially for one hour, once a week, to assist with resolving practice issues arising in relation to cases in the Business and Property Courts (including the Circuit Commercial Court, the Technology and Construction Court and the Business and Property […]

 
BLACK LIVES MATTER

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Manchester Law Society is saddened and outraged by the senseless killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and all those who have suffered from systemic racism, injustice, and violence. Manchester Law Society stands in solidarity with Manchester’s BAME community as well as communities suffering around the world. We recognise that racial injustice is not […]

 

WHERE SHOULD PROBATE APPLICATIONS BE SENT TO?

Please see the list below for where Probate Applications should be sent to.  

 

FAQ from the Probate Service to assist you with using HMCT’s Probate Service

The Probate Service have recently developed a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ guide to assist you and your colleagues in using HMCTS’ probate service. They have compiled your feedback, both in respect of the new PA1A, PA1P and PA8A forms released in March, and the online service. The document captures the main points that have been raised in […]

 

Northern Circuit Guidance for Remote Hearings

Guidance has been issued by the Northern Circuit in respect of Remote Hearings.  Please see the note below for further details

 

HMCTS weekly update 18th May, 2020

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